Attention all salad lovers! The NYC-based fast-casual chain, Just Salad, is celebrating the grand opening of its new Fairfield location. This climate-conscious brand, founded in 2006, has over 70 locations across the globe including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Dubai. Now, with the new location, Fairfield residents can enjoy Just Salad’s healthy, delicious, climate-conscious salads as well.
“Just Salad is excited to bring its mission of everyday health and sustainability to the Fairfield community,” said Nicole Natoli, brand spokesperson for Just Salad, in a statement to The Mirror. “We’re proud to officially open our first-ever store in Connecticut and look forward to serving its residents with fresh, healthy and climate-conscious food choices.”
The company “soft” opened its new location in Fairfield, Conn. on Jan. 30, 2023, and celebrated it’s Grand Opening Thursday, March 2 through Saturday, March 4, 2023, with a series of in-store promotions.
Throughout the three days, customers could enjoy “$5 Meal Day,” meaning that every in-store order was just $5. Tuesday, March 7 was “VIP Bowl Day,” in which Just Salad offered $5 meals to all Reusable Bowl customers who made in-store purchases. Wednesday, March 8 is “Community Workers Day”. This means that $5 meals will be offered to Community workers who make in-store purchases on this day.
A large part of Just Salad’s mission is to promote sustainability and climate-conscious eating. It is home to the largest restaurant reusable program and is the first restaurant chain in the U.S. to carbon-label its food and provide a Climatarian category on the menu. One of the ways in which this is implemented is through Just Salad’s two reusable bowl programs: the “MyBowl” program and the “BringBack” program.
The “MyBowl” program allows customers to purchase a bowl for just one dollar extra, and it is theirs to keep and reuse every time they eat at Just Salads. And, bonus, with the purchase of their own bowl, customers will receive one free topping every time they bring their bowl back to the store. The “BringBack” program allows customers the convenience of ordering on the Just Salad app, selecting “BringBack Bowl Pickup” and having their food ready to pick up in a green returnable bowl. Customers can enjoy their meals and bring back their bowls to return in a drop-off bin at any participating location.
In terms of menu options, Just Salads has quite a variety of salads, soups, smoothies, wraps, warm bowls and even avocado toast. Some of the highlights of the menu include the seasonal winter salads, the “Iconic Salads”—the Crispy Chicken Poblano, Thai Chicken Crunch and Tokyo Supergreens—and the “Earth Friendly” menu board which features salads with a low carbon footprint. When browsing the menu online, customers can apply filters based on their “lifestyle”. These filters include keto, gluten-free, Climatarian, paleo and vegan. Customers can click on these filters and browse the delicious selection of salads that meet their dietary needs.
Just Salad, located at 2267 Black Rock Turnpike, is open Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. as well as Saturday through Sunday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. So be sure to head into town to try out some delicious and climate-conscious food. What combination could be better?
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